Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time with more than 220 million records sold worldwide.
Eminem was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on October 17th 1972 to a mother who was a nurse and a father who was an alcoholic. His parents divorced when he was just three years old and his mother raised him on her own. Eminem’s early life was difficult as he struggled to fit in at school and experienced bullying from other children because of his mixed race background.
He started rapping at the age of 14 and released his first album “Infinite” in 1996 which received mixed reviews from critics but it did well commercially. His second album “The Slim Shady LP” released in 1999 became the fastest-selling rap album in history and won him two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance for “My Name Is”.